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ST. JAMES, RITE OF

One of the Oriental rites of the Catholic Church, belonging to the group of the rites of Antioch, along with pure Antiochene, the Cahldean, Malabar, Byzantine, and Armenian. With the Rite of St. James are the Greek, Syriac, and Maronite Rites. The Rite of St. James is traditionally attributed to the Apostle of that name, St. James the Less, the author of the epistle in the New Testament, first Bishop of Jerusalem, who was martyred ther by being thrown down from the pinnacle of the Temple.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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